[ RadSafe ] Theme for April

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 01:42:20 CDT 2012


The theme for the month in this anti-nuclear fanatic newsletter that is
using the charitable status of Front Line Film Foundation in Australia is

The Nuclear Industry and HEALTH - theme for April 2012

The period of time between radiation exposure and the detection of cancer is
known as the latent period and can be many years....the radiation protection
community conservatively assumes that any amount of radiation may pose some
risk for causing cancer and hereditary effect, and that the risk is higher
for higher radiation exposures.A linear, no-threshold (LNT) dose response
relationship is used to describe the relationship between radiation dose and
the occurrence of cancer.

This dose-response model suggests that any increase in dose, no matter how
small, results in an incremental increase in risk. .High radiation doses
tend to kill cells, while low doses tend to damage or alter the genetic code
(DNA) of irradiated cells.....Genetic effects and the development of cancer
are the primary health concerns attributed to radiation exposure. The
likelihood of cancer occurring after radiation exposure is about five times
greater than a genetic effect (e.g., increased still births, congenital
abnormalities, infant mortality, childhood mortality, and decreased birth

Genetic effects are the result of a mutation produced in the reproductive
cells of an exposed individual that are passed on to their offspring. These
effects may appear in the exposed person's direct offspring, or may appear
several generations later.

We all know something about the harm done to humans and animals by nuclear
bombs, depleted uranium weapons, nuclear explosions and other accidents -
such as large radiation leaks and spillages. We know that high levels of
radiation cause quick death, or fatal illness within weeks.

What is not so obvious is the harm being done to human (and animal) health
by "low level" ionising radiation from every stage of the uranium - nuclear

Low level radioactivity

includes the on-going amount of radiation released from the everyday
operation of the uranium industry and of the world's 433 nuclear power
plants, plus leaks and accidents.

Low level radiation causes mutations in genes leading to various cancers. It
weakens the immune system, making the body more vulnerable to heart disease
and to infections.Genetic effects: cell damage passed on to later

"The everyday releases of low-level radioactivity by nuclear power plants
has been found to cause several kinds of health damage including premature
births, congenital defects, infant mortality, mental retardation, heart
ailments, arthritis, diabetes, allergies, asthma, cancer, genetic damage and
chronic fatigue syndrome. It has been linked to previously unknown
infectious diseases, and the resurgence of old ones by damaging the
developing white blood cells originating in the bone marrow and thus
weakening the immune system" -Sara Shannon,author of Technology's Curse

Does anyone know Sara Shannon?

Roger Helbig

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